A Soldier and a Man (Bamforth series 4901)

"A Soldier and a Man" was a set of three hand-coloured postcards published by Bamforth & Co. Ltd. of Holmfirth.

The text is based on the song of the same name composed by Frank Pieri (words) and J.W. Garland (music).

The postcards were published as series number 4901.

A Soldier and a Man (1)

A soldier stood on the battlefield, his weary watch to keep,
While the pale moon cover'd her mantle o'er the souls that 'neath her sleep.
"Ah! me," he sighed, with tearful eye, and call'd on Him above;
"I'm far away from my children dear, and all on earth I love!"
At the bugle call he turned once more the battlefield to scan,
And said "I am, whate'er my fate, a soldier and a man."

A Soldier and a Man (2)

The bugle called, he hastened forth,
The bravest in the battle's van!
Remember him who yields his life,
He is a soldier, and a man.

A Soldier and a Man (3)

The night watch o'er, the morn dawned, his light on earth to show;
And the soldier, true to his Country's call, advances to meet the foe.
Amid the din of shot and shell he fought with heart so brave,
Till reeling from his faithful steed, he found a soldier's grave.
Oh! Father, who in heaven above, hath all things in Thy span,
Remember him who yields his life, he's a soldier and a man.


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